The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Awakening of Spring, by Frank Wedekind This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no. FRANK WEDEKIND became widely known through his great drama Spring Awakening [or The Awakening of Spring], which he called a tragedy of childhood, . Spring Awakening was Frank Wedekind’s first play. He had it published at his own expense in , but it was not performed until Wedekind.

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Now, when summer is coming? I had always lived in the conviction that a child was not a plaything; a child should have a claim upon our most earnest efforts.

Is it sinful, Mother, to have such thoughts? The children come by later and pay their own respects. Somehow the author managed to add fank little fun and wit to his story; sarcasm and satire too. A tile might fall off the roof upon your head to-morrow, and then comes your friend–your father, and, instead of taking care of you, tramples upon you!

Spring’s Awakening by Frank Wedekind

And that is all? When I see a pretty girl, I see her without a headand then presently, I, myself appear to be the headless Queen. Who can get it can keep it. People don’t normally talk for 3 minutes and then stop and let the other person talk for 3 minutes in response to what they said.


Where do you spend the night when you stop in town? Spring Awakening rrank generally considered a modernist work. What did he tell you, Mother, when he was outside?

I feel so strangely spiritualized. He is considered a forerunner of expressionism as well as the theater of the absurd. There is little true innocence here. Please tell me, dear Mother!

For as truly as this one died a triple death, as truly will the Lord God conduct the righteous unto happiness and everlasting life.

I came here, I don’t know how, and must be responsible because I didn’t stay away. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Spring Awakening – a play by Frank Wedekind

The original play, meanwhile, is deeply invested in its historical setting and the youth of its characters, and offers stronger protagonists foiled by a shallower, utilitarian supporting cast; despite being blatantly controversial it relies on understatement and implication, a combination to gives the reader pause and the story depth.

What’s that to you? Then be happy, child. The thought of my lonely nights is strangling me. An indulgent treatment, which would allow our guilty pupil to be vindicated, would not in any conceivable way imaginable vindicate the present imperiled existence of our institute. And we’re expected to give thanks for it. Lord, child, but you are peculiar! You called him a boaster.


It is all they know. Take plenty of walks in the fresh air.

Spring’s Awakening

I am very ready–in case you desire it–to write to your parents. Who could ever boast of being satiated of thee! I will singe your hair and hang a little bell around your sprinh.

Martha, Thea, and Wendla, cold and wet from a recent storm, walk down the street and talk about how Melchior and the other boys are playing in the raging river. I know that you idolize him because he expresses so entirely your genial nature. Right after the Latin lesson. As the boys watch from the schoolyard, Moritz sneaks into the principal’s office to look at his academic files.

We’re just at the Walpurgisnacht. We meet the girl abused by her father late at night; a dark secret that is eating her up from the inside.